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Travel Exchange ’17 Events

  • All-Delegate Networking Floor Reception

    • Thursday, Dec. 14
    • 1-5 p.m.
    • Located in Hall 2
  • Icebreaker at Witte Museum

    • Thursday, Dec. 14
    • 7-10 p.m.
    • Sponsored by Visit San Antonio
  • Opening Ceremony and Full Breakfast

    • Friday, Dec. 15
    • 8:30-9:45 a.m.
    • Located in the Stars of the Night Ballroom
    • Sponsored by Visit Clarksville
  • Friday NTA Luncheon

    • Friday, Dec. 15
    • 12:15-1:30 p.m.
    • Located in the Stars of the Night Ballroom
    • Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line and Mexico Tourism Board
  • Deep in the Heart Party

    • Friday, Dec. 15
    • 7-10 p.m.
    • Located at The Grotto on the Riverwalk
  • FTA Member Breakfast

    • Saturday, Dec. 16
    • 7:30-8:30 a.m.
    • Sponsored by Ed-Ventures, Inc.

     

  • Saturday NTA Luncheon

    • Saturday, Dec. 16
    • 12:15-1:15 p.m.
    • Sponsored by The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.
  • Happy Hour

    • Saturday, Dec. 16
    • 5:30-6:15 p.m.
    • Located in Hall 2
    • Sponsored by Aon Affinity Berkely Travel & Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center

    Wine and cheese are the featured items at this all-member gathering, which will take place on the show floor following Saturday’s business appointments. In addition to enjoying samples, you can don cowboy hats and bandannas, sure to enhance your already stylish attire. Following the festiveness, you can continue your culinary exploration during the evening’s Dine-around event.

  • Young Professionals Meet-up

    • Saturday, Dec. 16
    • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • First-time Attendee Dine-Around

    • Saturday, Dec. 16
    • 7 p.m.
    • Located at Saltgrass Steakhouse
    • RSVP required, $40 per person
  • Government Relations Breakfast Bistro

    • Sunday, Dec, 17
    • 8-9 a.m.
    • Located in the Stars of the Night Ballroom
    • Sponsored by The Group Tour Company and Visit Clarksville
    • Purchase a ticket
  • Sunday NTA Luncheon

    • Sunday, Dec. 17
    • 12:15-1:15 p.m.
    • Located in the Stars of the Night Ballroom
    • Sponsored by Visit Milwaukee and Explore Charleston
  • Hispanic Travel Market Fiesta

    • Sunday, Dec, 17
    • 5:30-6:15 p.m.
    • Located in Hall 2
    • Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line and Mexico Tourism Board
  • Tourism Rocks

    • Sunday, Dec. 17
    • 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m
    • Sponsored by Hard Rock Café International, Las Vegas CVA, Best Western Hotel & Resorts
    • Purchase your ticket

    Party the night away and support Tourism Cares! Tourism Rocks is the travel industry’s biggest and best dance party, and it’s for a great cause. What’s not to love? Tour operators attend as guests of the sponsors, and DMOs and suppliers may purchase their tickets in advance for $40 from NTA by calling +1.859.264.6540. Tickets will be available on-site at Convention for $50 (based on availability) at the Tourism Cares booth.

  • NYC Center Stage Luncheon

    • Monday, Dec. 18
    • 12-1:45 p.m.
    • Located in the Stars of the Night Ballroom
    • Sponsored by Broadway Inbound and NYC & Company
  • Toast to Travel Exchange

    • Monday, Dec. 18
    • 4-5:30 p.m.
    • Located in Hall 2
  • Final Night Party at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

    • Monday, Dec. 18
    • 7-10 p.m.
    • Sponsored by Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • NTA has provided us the research and atmosphere to brainstorm new ways of doing things and fresh additions to trips, which has led to successful business development. Rachel Ranck, WorldStrides, NTA member since 1985
  • What NTA does is provide the right buyers. They provide the right people who make decisions. This is what makes this organization one I can’t afford to take off my list. John Stachnik CTP, Mayflower Tours, NTA member since 1979
  • I came to NTA to build a business, and that’s exactly what it did for us, as sales came in. For me, it’s the only outlet for new ideas. Matthew Squire, Select Travel Service (UK), NTA member since 2002
  • NTA membership and our attendance at the convention have provided us with more clients, more business relationships and more ideas. We are proud to belong to NTA. Daniele Panzarin, Target Travel (Italy), NTA member since 2007
  • The No. 1 member benefit of NTA has to be all the great professional and personal connections we’ve made over the past decade. Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP, Wolfe Adventures & Tours, NTA member since 2005
  • We have not found a more reliable, more profitable or more consistent tourism venue in which to acquire new business than NTA. Diane Hohnstein, Hospitality Management Services, NTA member since 1999
  • I believe attending the NTA conferences allow me to create valuable relationships and work together with U.S. operators in creating great Scotland product. Maggie Anderson, VisitScotland, NTA member since 2003
  • NTA events provide us with beneficial networking with many top tour operators. It’s national and international in scope providing a global perspective. Tim and Elaine Moulder, Brilliant Edventures, NTA member since 2015